Salt Lake City, often
shortened to Salt Lake or SLC, is the capital and the most
populous city in the state of Utah. With an estimated population of 189,314 in
2012, the city lies in the core of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, which
has a total population of 1,175,905. Salt Lake City is further situated in a
larger urban area known as the Wasatch Front, which has a population of
2,328,299. It is one of only two major urban areas in the Great Basin (the
other being Reno, Nevada), and the largest in the Inter mountain West.